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Competition is Necessary to Validate Disruption
“Five hundred dollars fully subsidized with a plan! I said that is the most expensive phone in the world and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine”, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview following the unveiling of the iPhone in … Continued
Four Predictions for 2014
Hi Folks, Welcome to 2014! We’ve started the year with a bang. Your faith has been a big part of this watershed moment in the company’s history. Thank you for your unflinching support. As the new year begins, I’ll take the liberty to make some industry predictions, although I acknowledge how perilous it is to hold … Continued
Chasing Datacenter Efficiency
In recent times a lot has been deliberated on Convergence and Hyperconverged infrastructure topics, but these topics are not new for large-scale web companies. Years ago large-scale web companies started to face pressure from business to deliver better service agility at lower costs. However, Tech Ops and IT departments were always entrenched into complex system … C...
Nutanix: The Big Red Easy Button for Oracle Databases – Part 1
As you may have read in my article New Adventure to Redefine Radically Simple Architecture for Business Critical Apps with Nutanix I’ve started working at Nutanix. My primary role as part of the Solutions and Performance Engineering team is to help develop the platform, solutions reference architectures, and best practices for Business Critical Applications. One o...
NearTheX – Nutanix monitoring app integrated with iBeacon technology
What is iBeacon? It is not iBacon. iBeacon is a technology being heavily showcased at CES right now that delivers indoor positioning capabilities to mobile devices.  Previously, location-awareness in mobile devices has primarily been delivered based on GPS coordinates, but GPS often struggles indoors and is not very accurate (accurate to a city block, not … Continu...
My First Use of 3D Printing: My foray into the world of 3D printing with a Nutanix block as my model.
I work for arguably the hottest infrastructure startup since the dawn of time (or Sun Microsystems, 30 years ago, or whatever), a company called Nutanix.  90% of the Nutanix story I tell customers involves the value of our software: the Nutanix Cassandra ring, the Nutanix Distributed Filesystem, and our ability to scale-out in a linear fashion. Yes we use … Con...
Another day, another app: Nutanix platform now delivers graphics rich virtual desktops
Most people, at least those with mobile phones, understand that Apple reinvented the way we interact with technology.  They created a revolutionary platform that accommodates an unbelievable spectrum of apps. Even today, more than 930 new apps are created every day, yet the platform remains relatively unchanged.  This is an incredible feat and Apple’s success … ...
There was a big flash, and then the dinosaurs died
This is how it was supposed to end. The legacy SAN and NAS vendors finally realize that Flash is fundamentally different from HDDs. Even after a decade of efforts to completely assimilate Flash into the legacy architectures of the SAN/NAS era, it’s now clear that new architectures are required to support Flash arrays. The excitement … Continued
Calling Nutanix a Storage Company Doesn’t Compute
Disruptive technologies are sometimes positioned within the context of existing solutions – the classic example being the horseless carriage as the initial categorization of automobiles. In our industry, we’ve seen Salesforce evangelize “No Software” long before cloud computing became popular. Citrix emphasized application delivery rather than hosted desktop sessio...